angular-dropdown | Dropdown directives for AngularJS.

angular-dropdown directive


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Created by James Seppi

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Dropdown directives for AngularJS (1.1.5+, 1.2.x).

Includes both a select-style dropdown and a menu-style dropdown. The menu-style dropdown attaches to an existing element (button, link, div, etc), whereas the select-style dropdown replaces the element it is attached to.

See examples:


Include ngDropdowns in your module dependencies:

var app = angular.module('app', ['ngDropdowns']);

In your controller, setup the select options and object to hold the selected value:

app.controller('AppCtrl', function($scope) {

    // By default the 'text' property will be used as the display text in the dropdown entry.
    // All options that are not dividers must have a 'text' property.
    // You can specify a different property name in place of 'text' via the dropdown-item-label attribute.
    // A divider with a 'text' property will also be non-selectable.
    // If an options object has an 'href' property set, then that dropdown entry
    //   will behave as a link and cannot be selected.
    $scope.ddSelectOptions = [
            text: 'Option1',
            value: 'a value'
            text: 'Option2',
            value: 'another value',
            someprop: 'somevalue'
            // Any option with divider set to true will be a divider
            // in the menu and cannot be selected.
            divider: true
            // Any divider option with a 'text' property will
            // behave similarly to a divider and cannot be selected.
            divider: true,
            text: 'divider label'
            // Example of an option with the 'href' property
            text: 'Option4',
            href: '#option4'

    $scope.ddSelectSelected = {}; // Must be an object

And in your html, specify the dropdown-select and dropdown-model attributes on an element.

You can optionally set dropdown-item-label to specify a different label field from the default (which is 'text'):

<div ng-controller="AppCtrl">
    <h1>Dropdown Select</h1>
    <p>You have selected: {{ddSelectSelected}}</p>
    <div dropdown-select="ddSelectOptions"
        dropdown-item-label="text" >

For a menu-style dropdown, use dropdown-menu in place of dropdown-select:

<div ng-controller="AppCtrl">
    <h1>Dropdown Select</h1>
    <p>You have selected: {{ddSelectSelected}}</p>
    <a href='' title=''

You can specify a function to call upon dropdown value change by specifying the dropdown-onchange attribute. This method will have the selected object passed to it.

<div dropdown-select="ddSelectOptions"
    dropdown-onchange="someMethod(selected)" >

You can set dropdown-disabled to disable the dropdown when the bound value is truthy.

<div dropdown-select="ddSelectOptions"
    dropdown-disabled="isDropdownDisabled" >

Custom Templates

If you'd like to customize the templates more, you can override the values stored in the following $templateCache keys:

  • ngDropdowns/templates/dropdownSelect.html
  • ngDropdowns/templates/dropdownSelectItem.html
  • ngDropdowns/templates/dropdownMenu.html
  • ngDropdowns/templates/dropdownMenuItem.html

To do this, you can put your custom templates in the cache from your method. For example:

var app = angular.module('app', ['ngDropdowns']); ($templateCache) {
  $templateCache.put('ngDropdowns/templates/dropdownSelect.html', [
    '<div class="wrap-dd-select my-custom-class">',
      '<span class="selected my-selected-class">{{dropdownModel[labelField]}}</span>',
      '<ul class="custom-dropdown">',
        '<li ng-repeat="item in dropdownSelect"',
        ' class="dropdown-item"',
        ' dropdown-select-item="item"',
        ' dropdown-item-label="labelField">',


Pull requests are welcome!

Run npm install to get all the development dependencies.

Run gulp to build the output files.




Styling based on


Javascript plugin


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